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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Western Caribbean (Mobile Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 09, 2011
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
The rocking of the ship was what irratated me the most. I was told you don't really feel the boat moving but it was difficult to even walk straight with all the rocking of the boat. There was not that many activities to do on the boat and the ones they did have were misleading. For example, we were excited for the liquor tasting but then they only offered me about 1/4 of a shot all together. The waitstaff was very slow every night for dinner. And the staff in general was not very friendly and seemed to give the impression that they only wanted to sell you something all the time. The pool and hot tub was closed more then half of the trip which we were planning on swimming the first day and were unable to till the next day late in the afternoon.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The food tasted like tv dinners and the service was very slow.


1 out of 5
Wish they had better nightclubs and comedy shows on the ship. Nobody was laughing at the comedy show we went to, the guy was getting frustrated and nearly gave up.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
They always were trying to sell us something everywhere we went.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Leaned on the railing and got my dress dirty one day. However the rooms were kept very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The room was small but very clean. We stayed in the oceanview but the windows were always so dirty that we couldnt really see out of our window.
1 out of 5
The shopping was not all that it was hyped up to be. All the vendors were selling the same thing and not for less expensive yhen you could get in the USA. We were most looking forward to the shopping but did not find any good deals.
Don't Miss: The Beach!

Pros: 24 Hour Pizza Bar

Cons: The rocking of the boat

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

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